Wednesday, 18 March 2015

'I am a die-hard fan of Jonathan' - says sprinter Blessing Okagbare

Reigning African queen of the track, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has declared that she holds no grudge against the re-election bid of president Jonathan.

Last week, Okagbare expressed sadness over the use of her image and footage by a body said to be working for Jonathan without seeking her consent.

But the Commonwealth Games double medallist spoke again from her base in LA yesterday, saying:
“I heard that some opposition parties are using that against Jonathan’s campaign. It shouldn’t be so. I don’t want anyone or opposition parties to get it twisted. I am a die hard fan of the president. He has inspired me so much and I appreciate everything and the changes he brought into Nigerian sports.

However, Okagbare stood her ground that the decision by GoodHouse Nigeria to use her image and footage in advertorial without seeking her consent was wrong.

“Like I said, I am in support of Jonathan’s re-election bid, But I want to say that what Good House Nigeria did in that advertorial by using my image and footage without seeking my consent was totally wrong and unprofessional.”

Okabgare had stated last week that it was ‘selfish and disrespectful’ for anyone to intrude into her privacy by using her image, footage for a presidential campaign without seeking her approval.

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